Storytellers Creative Arts, Inc. is a Florida 501c3 faith-based organization that heals and transforms lives through the arts. Ephesians 2:10 affirms that "we are God's masterpiece" created to create, glorifying God and impacting the world. By combining faith and the arts, we intentionally create communities to nurture, equip and send artists out to bring healing to broken lives and to elevate culture with their art.
We offer a variety of programs designed to build community for artists, providing connection through worship, bible discussion and creating art that expresses faith. Our equipping programs inspire creativity through conferences and seminars. Through our outreach programs, we mobilize artists to bring hope and healing to the underprivileged .
Dr. William S. Barnett,
Founder and President
Dr. William Sanford Barnett is the founder and President of Storytellers Creative Arts, a Naples, Florida-based arts ministry. Since 1992, Dr. Barnett has answered the call to serve in ministry to and through artists, believing that God has a particular plan and purpose for artists to advance His mission to redeem the world, actively sharing their gifts in their spheres of influence.
Dr. Barnett graduated Summa Cum Laude from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Transformational Christian Ministry and a Master of Ministry degree from Warner University in Lake Wales, Florida. Dr. Barnett is a C.S. Lewis Institute Fellow. He studied graphic arts and advertising at Parsons School of Design and NYC Technical College, including ministry courses at the New York School of Urban Ministry, the New York School of the Bible, and the King’s College in New York City. Dr. Barnett holds a certificate of Expressive Arts Therapy from Udemy Institute and a Social and Behavioral Research certificate with the Collaborative Institutional Training Institute (CITI).
Dr. Barnett created and developed an expressive arts faith-based program that brings hope and healing to men, women, and youth battling addiction. For the past six years, Dr. Barnett has touched the lives of the addicted, disadvantaged, and at-risk facilitating arts outreach ministry at Naples, Florida organizations such as the David Lawrence Centers, St. Matthew’s House, Saluscare, Hoffman Learning Center, and Celebrate Recovery, in addition to Gilgal Women’s Recovery and Seven Bridges to Recovery in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Barnett is a recipient of the David Lawrence Center’s 2017 National Recovery Month Award.
For more than 15 years, Dr. Barnett served with the Eastern New York General Assembly of the Church of God in Christian Education and Ministry Leadership roles, supporting and training leaders from over 25 congregations in New York State. He is the founder and past director of the 250+ Eastern New York General Assembly Children’s Mass Choir. Dr. Barnett served with the King’s College in New York City (Campus Crusade for Christ) as the Executive Assistant to the President, and Administrative Director at Mastermedia International, reaching hundreds of top media professionals in Hollywood and New York with the Gospel.
Dr. Barnett served for over 14 years on the ministry staff at Covenant Church of Naples in leadership roles of Music and Worship, Strategic Ministry Development, Assimilation, Communications, Missions Ministry, and Christian Education. He has ministered through the arts and music in South Africa, Nicaragua, Turkey, Israel, and serves on the Mission to the World (PCA) Refugee Team, reaching thousands worldwide. Dr. Barnett served on the National Children’s Task Force Team (Church of God, Anderson) as a curriculum writer and facilitator. Dr. Barnett serves on the board of Storytellers Creative Arts, the Legacy Imperative, and is a member of the C3 Leaders Forum, Omega Nu Lambda, a writer and ministry consultant.
Over 4,000 lives touched since 2020.
Artists leading people to saving faith in Jesus Christ, the One who transforms lives.
"We are his masterpiece."